Souter Lighthouse | England

We are in the village of Marsden in South Shields, Tyne&Wear, in Northern England. The story of Souter Lighthouse began in 1871, when it was constructed on Lizard Point. The visibility from Lizard Point was very good, as its cliffs are higher than those at nearby Souter Point, but the lighthouse was named after Souter so it wouldn’t be confused with the already existing Lizard Lighthouse in Cornwall. Interestingly, Souter was the first lighthouse in the world to be actually designed and built specifically to use alternating electric current, the…

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#TodayInHistory – August 11

August 11 – Some important events on this day. 3114 BC 👉🏼 The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins. 2492 BC 👉🏼 Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation. 480 BC 👉🏼 Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Artemisium – Persian naval victory over the Greeks in an engagement fought off north coast of Euboea. 1863 👉🏼 Cambodia becomes French protectorate 1919 👉🏼 Weimar Constitution adopted in Germany. On this day, Friedrich Ebert, a member…

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